The Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Plaza recently passed a resolution in response to recent acts of hatred and violence that have been directed against members of the Asian-American community in various places in our nation.
In introducing the resolution at the meeting, Mayor Ted Rosen stated,“We have all watched with disgust, anger and sadness at the recent attacks and acts of violence and hatred directed against Asian-Americans in our nation. I know that I speak for all of my colleagues and for all people of good will, that such acts, conduct and hatred have no place in our nation and cannot be tolerated. It is important that all of us do what we can to reject and denounce such conduct and the hatred and prejudice that causes it. With that in mind, I offer the following resolution for adoption by this board of trustees.”
The following resolution was then moved, seconded and unanimously adopted by the mayor and the entire board of trustees: “We, the mayor and the board of trustees, of the Village of Great Neck Plaza condemn all violence against innocent people; denounce all hatred, racism, bigotry and prejudice in all forms; celebrate and take pride in the diversity of our community which strengthens and enriches all our lives; recognize and honor the many people of all races, religions, ethnicities in our community and throughout our nation who live and work together in peace and friendship, with tolerance and respect for all people of good will; pledge to do all that we can to secure the safety and security of all people; and pledge to work together to stamp out hatred, racism, bigotry and prejudice whenever and wherever they appear. Dated: Great Neck Plaza, New York April 21, 2021.”
For additional information, call Ted Rosen, Mayor, Village of Great Neck Plaza at 516-487-6988 or email him at TMRosenlaw@aol.com.
—Submitted by the Village of Great Neck Plaza